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Advanced Yoga Practices
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1-9  (Not Used)
10 Why This Discussion?
11 What is Yoga? What is Religion?
12 The Essential Ingredient – Desire
13 Meditation – Awakening the Silent Seed
14 Meditation Q&A – Not much Happening
15 Meditation Q&A – Restlessness
16 Meditation Q&A – Bliss
17 Meditation Q&A – Was I asleep?
18 Meditation Q&A – Finding the time
19 Meditation Q&A – What tradition to follow?
20 Meditation Q&A – Enlightenment without God?
21 Meditation Q&A – Objects of meditation
22 Meditation Q&A – Vibratory quality of mantra
23 Meditation Q&A – Watching the clock
24 Meditation Q&A – Does meditation cure sickness?
25 Meditation Q&A – Effect on high stress situations
26  (Not Used)
27 Meditation Q&A – Location of mantra
28 Meditation Q&A – Will I become a milquetoast?
29 Meditation Q&A – Alcohol, tobacco and drugs
30 Meditation Q&A – Diet
31 Meditation Q&A – Enjoying the great outdoors
32  (Not Used)
33 Meditation Q&A – A new way to sit in meditation
34 Meditation Q&A – Meditation and world problems
35 Meditation Q&A – Enlightenment milestones
36 Meditation Q&A – The fifth dimension
37 Meditation Q&A – Group meditations
38 What is your time line?
39 Pranayama – Cultivating the soil of the nervous system
40  (Not Used)
41 Pranayama – Spinal Breathing
42 Pranayama Q&A – Is this natural?
43 Pranayama Q&A – Relationship to meditation
44 Pranayama Q&A – Finding the spinal nerve
45 Pranayama Q&A – Breathing is slowing down
46 Pranayama Q&A – Which way is up?
47 Pranayama Q&A – Chakras?
48 Pranayama Q&A – Pranayama and health
49 Pranayama Q&A – Perspiration
50 Pranayama Q&A – Managing the time
51 Pranayama Q&A – Strange gurglings
52 Pranayama Q&A – Big little nerve
53 Pranayama Q&A – Light and sound
54 Kundalini – A code word for sex
55 Mulabandha – Enlivening sexual energy upward
56 Sambhavi – Opening the third eye
57 Q&A – The guru is in me?
58 Q&A – Step by step
59 Q&A – Some mantra particulars
60 Q&A – Unexpected interruptions
61  (Not Used)
62 Q&A – Duration of one spinal breathing cycle?
63 Q&A – Cool and warm currents in pranayama
64 Q&A – The ecstatic silver thread
65 Q&A – The pineal and pituitary glands
66 Q&A – Arriving, not leaving
67 Bhakti – The science of devotion
68 Q&A – Relationship of traumatic experiences and bhakti
69 Q&A – Kundalini symptoms, imbalances, and remedies
70  (Not Used)
71 Yoga asanas – A wonderful billion dollar industry
72 Q&A – Please tell me exactly what to do
73 Q&A – More on chakras
74 Q&A – For this life, and the next one
75 Siddhasana – Living in a fountain of ecstasy
76 Q&A – Siddhis: Are powers real?
77 Q&A – Still more on chakras
78 Q&A – Pleasure and the path
79 Q&A – Mantra reminders
80 Q&A – Physical fitness and yoga
81 Q&A – Charging ahead too fast?
82 (Not Used)
83 Q&A – There she goes. Kundalini, that is.
84 Q&A – The art of doing nothing
85 Q&A – Enlightenment milestones revisited
86 Q&A – Finding your meditation routine
87  (Not Used)
88 Q&A – The magic of bhakti
89 Q&A – The caduceus: a snapshot of you and me
90 Caduceus correction, and ida/pingala review
91 Yoni mudra kumbhaka – Purging the third eye, and much more
92 Q&A – The Star
93 Q&A – Changing times
94 Some house cleaning tips
95 Q&A – Stabilizing ecstasy
96 Q&A – Spinal breathing startup review
97 Q&A – Tantra: Help for sex maniacs and ordinary lovers
98 Q&A – Yoga and marriage
99 Q&A – Practices, front end and back end
100 Q&A – What is enlightenment?
101 Q&A – What is brahmacharya?
102 Q&A – Importance of smooth long-term meditation routine
103 Q&A – Destiny and free will
104 Q&A – Stubborn energy blockages
105 Q&A – Hitting a wall at mulabandha
106 Q&A – Mantra and breathing in meditation
107 Q&A – Self-pacing in postures and practices
108 Kechari mudra – A giant leap for humankind
109 Q&A – Bhakti, meditation and inner silence
110 Q&A – Romantic love
111  (Not Used)
112 Q&A – Bhakti: Up close and personal
113 Q&A – Bliss, ecstasy, and divine love
114 Q&A – Kechari: “Throat jamming” in stage 1
115 Q&A – Mantra, language and meaning
116 Meditation – First enhancement of mantra
117 Q&A – Finding a mantra with no meaning?
118 Q&A – Strong pulse in meditation
119 Q&A – Some other approaches to mulabandha
120 Q&A – “Getting enlightenment”
121 Q&A – Pratyahara: Expansion of the senses inward
122 Q&A – Witnessing
123 Q&A – Importance of the Q&As
124 Q&A – Keeping it simple
125 Q&A – Kundalini heat
126 Q&A – Relationship of pratyahara, intellect and bhakti
127 Q&A – Siddhasana or padmasana?
128 Q&A – Siddhasana and pressure in the head
129 Nauli – Raising kundalini with your abdominal muscles
130 Q&A – Vibrations at the root
131 Q&A – Coordinating sambhavi and spinal breathing
132 Q&A – What is sin?
133 Q&A – Nectar
134 Q&A – Yoga and Western Psychology
135 Q&A – Kundalini currents in legs and arms
136 Q&A – Vigyan Bhairav Tantra - the 112 techniques
137 Q&A – Getting both feet into paradise
138 Q&A – Would you like to get reconditioned?
139 Dynamic Jalandhara – The chin pump
140 Q&A – Chin pump: Coordinating head rotation and breathing
141 Bhakti article (from here) in Hindustan Times
142 New “Links” section – Share your favorite yoga website
143 Chin Pump – Effects in the lower body
144 Q&A – Chin pump lite (without kumbhaka)
145 Q&A – Overdoing it with asanas
146 Q&A – Shaktipat: Direct transmissions of spiritual energy
147 Q&A – Sequencing of asanas, pranayama and meditation
148 Q&A – Why practices twice a day?
149 The eight limbs of yoga, and samyama – Melting the darkness
150 Samyama practice
151 Q&A – Samyama: Settling in with your sutras
152 Q&A – Thinking about meanings versus doing samyama practice
153 Q&A – Yoga Sutra translations, and on becoming "super-normal"
154 Q&A – Samyama: “Let go and let God”
155 Q&A – Samyama: Lightness, lurching … and levitation?
156 Q&A – Muladhara/root and integration of practices
157 Q&A – What is inner silence?
158 Q&A – Too relaxed in meditation?
159 Q&A – Too many thoughts in meditation?
160 Q&A – Extreme sensitivity to meditation - what to do?
161 Q&A – Dark nights and the rise of inner silence
162 Virus and Updated Spam Alert
163 Q&A – Sublime clarity
164 Q&A – Human power
165 Q&A – Desire and change
166 Q&A – Pay It forward
167 Q&A – Living on air and sunlight alone?
168 Q&A – Is pain a prerequisite for inner peace?
169 Q&A – Is this ecstatic conductivity?
170 Q&A – That’s kundalini?
171 Spinal bastrika pranayama – Pressure washing your karma away
172 Q&A – Spinal bastrika energy, sleep, and time of practice routine
173 Q&A – Spinal bastrika cycle time
174 Q&A – Sex and Sambhavi
175 Q&A – New experiences
176 Q&A – Dissecting samyama
177 Q&A – Advanced siddhasana
178 Q&A – Dharma
179 Q&A – The star revisited
180 Q&A – Off to a good start in meditation
181 Q&A – Expectations and our time line
182 Q&A – Healthy skepticism
183 Q&A – Movements and automatic yoga
184 Q&A – Teleportation, samyama & siddhis
185 Q&A – Role of the intellect
186 Meditation – Second enhancement of mantra
187 Q&A – Establishing and maintaining daily practice
188 Q&A – Mantra Design 101
189 Q&A – Where is the third eye?
190 Q&A – Sambhavi during meditation?
191 Q&A – How to cultivate ecstatic conductivity
192 Q&A – Tips on kechari
193 Q&A – Extending practice time safely
194 Q&A – More flashing lights
195 Q&A – Mantra, thoughts, and attention
196 Q&A – Refining a sound in the mind
197 Q&A – Kechari sensations
198 Targeted bastrika – A laser for karmic cleansing
199 Managing the opening of the crown
200 Q&A – Follow-up on a sensitive meditator
201 Q&A – The drama of a premature crown opening
202 Q&A – Free form versus structured practices
203 Q&A – Reflections on some dramatic experiences
204 Summary of principles, abilities, and practices
205 Q&A – More on kechari
206 Q&A – Varieties of spinal breathing
207 Q&A – Left or right side imbalances
208 Q&A – Inner energy collisions and strong emotions
209 Fitting daily practices into a busy schedule
210 Q&A – Handling automatic yoga and siddhis
211 The new Web Site is up and running!
212 Q&A – Whole body mudra
213 Q&A – Conscious sleeping
214 Q&A – Finding your spiritual “hook”
215 New Web Site Enhancements
216 Q&A – Kundalini jolts and self-pacing in practices
217 Q&A – Responsibility
218 Q&A – Meditation sensitivity and head movements
219 Q&A – Irritability in activity
220 Q&A – Opening the heart chakra
221 Q&A – Expanding Heart Space
222 Q&A – Chimes in Inner Space?
223 Q&A – Kechari Stage 1 and-a-half? (a dialog)
224 Q&A – Automatic Kechari and Visions
225 Q&A – Clearing the Clouds
226 Q&A – Expansion on our mind
227 Q&A – Meditation, Activity, and Sleep
228 Q&A – Heart Opening and Service
229 Q&A – Spinal Breathing in Inner Space
230 Q&A – Crown and Third Eye
231 Q&A – Dusty Rooms
232 Q&A – Meditation and Automatic Yoga (a dialog)
233 Q&A – Yoga and Religious Beliefs
234 Q&A – Inner Wisdom Shining Through
235 Q&A – Blending Inner Silence and Ecstasy
236 Book Update and an Important Notice
237 Kechari Image Added to Web Site
238 Resuming Lesson Postings
239 Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Asanas
240 Regarding One’s Highest Ideal
241 Smoothing Out Pranayama
242 The Tsunami and Yoga
243 Meditation and Powers (Siddhis)
244 Going for a Smooth Start in Meditation and Pranayama
245 New AYP eBook Now Available
246 Intelligence, Bhakti and Genius
247 Nausea
248 Culture, Samadhi and Snow
249 AYP Book is on Amazon USA as of Today
250 Balancing Practices with Advancing Experiences
251 Visions and Nodding off in Meditation
252 Self-Pacing, Surrender and Enlightenment
253 A Book List and a Brief History of the Rise of Yoga in the West
254 The One is the Many and the Many are the One
255 Everyone Can Teach Yoga
256 Yoga for Our Children
257 Introducing the Open AYP Forum
258 Divine Ecstasy – Is That All There Is?
259 Fear and Enlightenment
260 The Difference Between Enlightenment and Perfection
261 Kundalini Surge
262 Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death
263 The Secret of Yogic Concentration
264 Astral Projection
265 Backup Website Launched, plus New Book News
266 Harvesting the Best from India
267 About the Word "Hindu"
268 The Secrets of Wilder Novel is Available
269 Leapfrogging to Samyama – Moving Inner Silence Outward
270 New AYP Forums Launched on www.aypsite.com/forum
271 Kechari Story - From Tongue-Tied to the Yoga Super-Highway
272 Addiction, Abusive Conduct, Tough Love and Yoga
273 Importance of Cultivating Inner Silence
274 What's the End Game in Yoga?
275 Navi Kriya – The Middle Way
276 Granthis - The Three Knots
277 Crown, Ajna and Spiritual Intuition
278 (Not Used)
279 Read New Yogani Writings in the AYP Interactive Community
280 Kundalini Reminders
281 Yoni Chin Pump - Leveraging Two Practices
282 Bhakti, Deep Meditation and on Becoming the Mantra
283 Is Enlightenment an Illusion?
284 Ecstatic Energy in Higher Stages of Kechari
285 Balancing Asanas with Deep Meditation
286 Yogic Dying
287 Crown Strategy and Kundalini
288 Yoni Spinal Breathing Pranayama - Balancing Energy in the Head
289-296 (Not Used)
297 Is an Awakened Kundalini the Same as Enlightenment?
298 Deep Meditation, Purification and Karma
299 Cosmic Samyama - Advanced Yoga Nidra
300 Samyama and Yoga Postures (Asanas)
301 Prayer and the Principles of Samyama
302 The Far-Reaching Consequences of Samyama
303 Siddhis - Super-Normal Powers
304 Diet, Kundalini, and the Nectar Cycle

305 Must We Become Vegetarians?
306 Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Remedies
307 Hallucinogens and Yoga
308 Addictions and Flights of Fancy
309 Yoga, Overcoming Hunger, and Weight Control
310 Fasting A Powerful Spiritual Practice
311 Inner Silence, Eating Habits and Mind-Body-Spirit Connection
312 Shatkarmas, Bodily Purification and Enlightenment
313 Cleansing of Mouth, Nasal Passages and Sinuses
314 Colon Cleansing
315 Intestinal Wash
316 More Shatkarmas and Overall Guidelines
317 Eleven Key Questions on Samyama
318 Is the Witness the Same as Enlightenment?
319 Amaroli Urine Therapy
320 Kundalini and Refined Sensory Perception
321 An Inquiry about Ending Suffering
322 The Witness as Underlying Cause of Self-Inquiry
323 Roles of Knowledge, Philosophy and Direct Experience
324 Self-Inquiry From Inspiration to Realization
325 Relational and Non-Relational Self-Inquiry
326 Styles of Self-Inquiry and Bridging the Gap
327 The Evolutionary Stages of Mind
328 On Becoming "Ripe"
329 Pitfalls of the Mind
330 Self-Inquiry and the Limbs of Yoga
331 Non-Duality and Ecstatic Kundalini
332 Darshan, Shaktipat and the Global Web of Awakening
333 Dissolving the Witness in Unity
334 Advaita (non-duality), Free Will and Karma
335 The Role of Desire in Self-Inquiry
336 A Confirmation of Unity
337 Dare to Dream
338 Bhakti You are the Doorway
339 Your Chosen Ideal
340 Transforming Emotional Energy for Enlightenment
341 Bhakti and Self-Pacing
342 Bhakti and Your Yoga Practices
343 What is Karma?
344 Transcending Karma and Putting It to Good Use
345 The Spiritual Evolution of Action
346 Mapping the Transformation of Action
347 The Role of Service
348 A Journey from Here to Here
349 The Convergence of Bhakti and Self-Inquiry
350 Practices for Moving Beyond the Witness Stage
351 Adding Self-Inquiry to Core Samyama Practice
352 How to Boil a Frog
353 Alternate Sutra for Self-Inquiry Samyama
354 Is Mind the Enemy?
355 Deep Meditation Reminders
356 How to Recognize Relational Self-Inquiry
357 Who is the Perceiver?
358 Can I Trust the Mantra?
359 Pratyahara The Forgotten Limb of Yoga?
360 Acts of Surrender
361 Ramana Maharshi and AYP
362 Ideological Jnana Yoga (Advaita-Vedanta)
363 Liberation of the One is Liberation of the Whole
364 Each Practice in Its Own Time
365 The Range of Sensitivities to Deep Meditation
366 Suggestions for Under-Sensitive Meditators
367 Suggestions for Over-Sensitive Meditators
368 The Solar Centering Enhancement
369 Alternate Approach to Mantra Enhancements
370 Clarifications on the Solar Centering Enhancement
371 Self-Directed Mantra Enhancement Strategy
372 Witnessing versus Focused Attention to Dissolve Obstructions
373 Fear as a Cause of Under-Sensitivity to Deep Meditation
374 Samyama and Solar Centering
375 Out of Our Heads
376 Beyond Death
377 Inner Sound During Meditation
378 How Does Pranayama Awaken Kundalini?
379 Swallowing Air
380 Catching the Attaching
381 Ida, Pingala and Kundalini Awakening
382 Is Ecstasy a Prerequisite for Enlightenment?
383 Yoga Asanas (postures) Traditional or Modern?
384 Baseline Systems of Practice and Research on Modifications
385 Review on Building a Baseline Practice Routine
386 Group Practice
387 Retreats
388 Our Role as Teachers
389 Why Won't You be My Guru?
390 When Will I be Enlightened?
391 Changes in Bhakti from Dual to Non-Dual
392 The Aloneness of Enlightenment
393 On Self-Defense and Forgiveness
394 Satsang The Importance of Spiritual Community
395 The Power of the Pen, and the Keyboard
396 Do Online Forums Inhibit Spiritual Progress?
397 Deep Meditation and Analysis Paralysis
398 Is Self-Inquiry Necessary for Enlightenment?
399 Mind Faster than the Speed of Light
400 Theory and Practice
401 Mulabandha and Full Yogic (belly) Breathing
402 About that word "Advanced"
403 The Question with No Answer
404 On Jumping to the Third Mantra Enhancement
405 The Uncertainty of Life
406 Kundalini Conundrum
407 Pranayama for Relaxation or for Kundalini Awakening?
408 Samyama, Elbow Grease and Non-Duality
409 Asanas (Postures) and Premature Kundalini Awakening
410 Early Signs of Kundalini Awakening
411 Less is More
412 Will Kechari Mudra Practice Deform the Soft Palate?
413 Is Enlightenment No-Thing or All-Things?
414 Off to a Good Start with Meditation, but
415 Samyama and Prayer for Dissolving Global Problems
416 From Third Eye to Sixth Sense, and Beyond
417 Automatic Yoga Revisited
418 Gurus, Teachers and Self-Sufficiency
419 Where's the Shaktipat Coming From?
420 The Doctor Is In
421 Spirits?
422 Curing Kundalini Excesses
423 Why So Much Fuss about What is So Simple?
424 After the Ecstasy
425 Urgent Bhakti and Overdoing
426 Enlightenment Time Line
427 Taking the Leap to Direct Experience
428 The Transformation of Ego
429 We Can Do This
430 Freedom

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